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The $12 million stuffed shark : the curious economics of contemporary art
Don Thompson.
Design Library Call Number
  Prague Institute N6490 .T525 2010 (Browse Shelf) Available (Library use only)
Other Titles
  • Twelve million dollar stuffed shark
  • ISBN: 0230620590 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780230620599 (pbk.) :
  • OCLC Number: 607914084
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-260) and index.
  • Originally published: 2008.
Table of Contents

The $12 million stuffed shark -- Branding and insecurity -- Branded auctions -- Branded dealers -- The art of the dealer -- Art and artists -- Damien Hirst and the shark -- Warhol, Koons and Emin -- Charles Saatchi: branded collector -- Christie's and Sotheby's -- Choosing an auction hammer -- Auction psychology -- The secret world of auctions -- Francis Bacon's perfect portrait -- Auction houses versus dealers -- Art fairs: The final frontier -- Art and money -- Pricing contemporary art -- Fakes -- Art critics -- Museums -- End game -- Contemporary art as an investment -- Postscript.